| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:57 PM
For a guy who specialized in writing poisonous songs about disintegrating relationships while in the Afghan Whigs, Greg Dulli sounds positively upbeat about his reunion this year with his combative bandmates, namely Whigs bassist John Curley and guitarist...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Amid the bluster and noise of election season, and with Nov. 6 approaching like a bullet train, Newport Beach businessman Bob Rush managed to find some quiet.
"In a nutshell, everybody's quiet," he said earlier this month. "I think everybody's been...
| May 6, 2012
| 5:10 PM
As preparations begin on Old Hilltop for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, the star of the field already has a confirmed arrival date.
Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another will show up Monday, much earlier than originally expected...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Michael Matz and his assistants are tired of the question — most trainers and riders are by this point in the week before the country's most talked-about horse race — and give mostly a perfunctory answer.
"He's just a really nice horse,"...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:11 AM
The computer program came up with Hansen, and he certainly has a shot. However, Hansen's last prep race was very telling, and not in ways that suggest he can win. Many observers felt his Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory last fall demonstrated some...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Elmont, NY – Paynter stayed where he was, a few feet off the rail, charging toward the finish.
Everyone whose heart had been broken by Union Rags before must have had the same thought: he's not going to squeeze through.
But then, delivering upon...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Rick Dutrow knows there's a difference coming into Preakness with a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and one that didn't even make it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs.
If anything, it might be a little easier for Dutrow coming to Pimlico...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Really, the frustration began at last year’s Belmont.
That’s when Animal Kingdom, Graham Motion’s finest horse to date, was cut off and, while veering away, clipped heels and almost tossed his jockey. It took a thunderous run at the end...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Deputed Testamony is 32-years-old. His dark brown coat is shaggy, and his biggest excitement is going into his paddock at Bonita Farm for three or four hours of grazing each day.
He is a pensioner, an icon. The oldest living winner of a Triple Crown...
| May 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
At the desk where he works through entries after all of his morning training sessions are through, Michael Matz keeps a photo leaning against the wall.
In a walnut frame, it is slightly – and surprisingly – faded. The text below a horse in...
| May 19, 2012
| 1:12 PM
A few final thoughts as we approach the 6:18 post time for the 137th running of the Preakness:
It comes down to this: Either Bodemeister can run the same race he did two weeks ago, or he can’t. If he can, he likely won’t be beat. Kentucky...